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01 Jan

Annotated Transcript and Video Coverage of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Historic 12/28/16 Speech

“Thank you, all. It’s good to be here, even in the middle of a holiday week. I wish you all a happy and productive new year. Today, I want to share candid thoughts about an issue that, for decades, has animated the foreign policy dialogue, here and around the world […]

05 Dec

John Kerry to Israel: Choose Settlements or Two-state Solution

Israel cannot have both, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, in unprecedented comments, Sunday, at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. “There is no status quo. It is getting worse,” said Kerry, according to Al Ray, referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is […]

22 Nov

John Kerry Conducted a Theatre of the Absurd in Amman

No one takes US ‘peace plan’ efforts seriously anymore – the Amman meetings were proof of that.US Secretary John Kerry met in Amman with King Abdullah, PM Netanyahu, and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas for the umpteenth episode of the ongoing theatre saga dubbed the ‘peace process.’ Just across the river […]

19 Jul

John Kerry Reaffirms Support to Israel, Cancels Visit to Egypt for 2nd Time

US Secretary of State John Kerry called PM Netanyahu, this morning, asking him to set specific goals and objectives for the Israeli military’s ongoing ground assault in Gaza, in order that they may avoid more civilian deaths.According to the Palestinian News Network, Kerry’s call confirmed that his government is supporting […]

22 May

John Kerry Not to Return to Middle East with New Peace Deal

The US has announced that there will be no new Middle East peace project offered by the American Secretary of State, John Kerry.Kerry’s spokesman says that Kerry is busy with the Ukraine and the South Sudan files, and that he will not intervene in the short term with the Palestinians […]

09 Nov

Kerry: “No One Among the Israeli Leaders Wants Peace”

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry and the US administration’s Middle East envoy expressed disappointment at the Israeli occupation leaders’ position on peace, PNN reports. He said, in a recording published by Channel 10 Hebrew TV: “No one among the Israeli leaders wants peace, That is why his efforts […]

31 Dec

New East Jerusalem Settlement Units Were Approved Prior to Kerry Speech

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality, this past week, approved a plan to build a three-story housing complex for Israeli settlers in the center of Silwan, East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the project was introduced by an Israeli pro-settlement nonprofit organization called Ateret Cohanim, and its approval was postponed many times in the past, due […]

26 Feb

Cameron and Kerry Daunted by Israeli Settlements

Secretary of State John Kerry, on Wednesday, urged Israeli and Palestinian officials to resume a “genuine” peace process, stressing that continued settlement construction is not helpful.According to World Bulletin/Al Ray, the top diplomat warned of a “downward spiral” in violence in the absence of an active process. In order to […]

03 Feb

Herzog Presents ‘Separation Plan’ to Kerry

Leader of Israel’s opposition and head of the Zionist Union party, Isaac Herzog met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, on Wednesday, presenting him with his recent ‘separation plan’, and urging the US to “promote confidence building steps in the Middle East.”During the meeting in Rome, Herzog […]

07 Dec

Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel Will Not Be A ‘Bi-national’ State

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, rejected statements made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that Israel is shifting towards being a “bi-national state”.According to Jpost Israeli news outlet, Netanyahu said “I want to make clear, Israel will not be a bi-national state,” under claims that the Palestinian […]

28 Nov

Kerry, Israel, Palestine and Terrorism

United States Secretary John Kerry has, once again, visited the Middle East, to exert his particular brand of useless influence on Palestinian President and Israeli puppet Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu. At least this time he conceded that no progress has been made; there were no false […]

25 Nov

Kerry Unwavering in Support of Tel Aviv

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday expressed support for Israel’s right to ‘defend’ itself from ‘terrorism’ and ‘senseless violence,’ in comments which will most likely be viewed in stark contrast with the reality faced by Palestinians.Speaking before a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Kerry […]

24 Oct

Kerry in Jordan to Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

October 24, 2015 10:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Jordan, renewing his push to ease violence and tension between Israelis and Palestinians.Kerry meets Saturday, in Amman, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, they are exploring ideas first raised during a […]

16 Dec

Kerry To Meet Palestinian, Arab Officials In London

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be holding a meeting in London, on Tuesday, with the Palestinian delegation headed by Chief Negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat, and various Arab officials.Again, Kerry will be trying to convince the Abbas and Arab officials to rescind, or at least “delay,’ the Palestinian application […]

15 Dec

P.A To Submit UN Sec. Council Application After Ministers Meeting With Kerry

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has officially decided to file an application to the United Nations Security Council, demanding a resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and a clear time-frame for Israel’s withdrawal from all of the Palestinian territories in captured following the 1967 June war, including occupied East […]

14 Nov

Kerry Meets Netanyahu, Jordanian King to Discuss Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Amman, Thursday, with Israeli PM Netanyahu and the King Abdullah II of Jordan, to discuss the rising tension in Jerusalem, while Arab members of the Knesset have declared that price tag gangs are backed by Israeli policy.The meeting at Abdullah’s palace came […]

13 Nov

Abbas, Kerry Meet in Jordan over Gaza Reconstruction, Israeli Violence

VOA reported, today, that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, Thursday.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, according to the PNN, the talks were likely to focus on how to lower tensions with Israeli occupation, particularly the recent flare-up in […]

13 Oct

Cairo Conference: Billions in Aid Promised for Gaza Reconstruction, Abbas Meets with Kerry

October 13, 2014 7:01 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Global donors pledged several billions of dollars in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip, on Sunday, despite warnings that the coastal enclave remained a ‘tinderbox’, following Israel’s relentless bombardament of the region and a fragile ceasefire still in effect.According to AFP, Washington promised $212 million in new funds at the […]

04 Sep

Negotiators Meet With Kerry

Palestinian negotiators met with US Secretary of State John Kerry for over two hours of ‘constructive’ talks concerning future relations with Israel, said a US official.Media sources said, it was Kerry’s first face-to-face talks with Palestinian negotiators since Washington’s failure to secure a truce between Israeli and Palestinian resistance in […]

03 Sep

Faraj and Erekat Visit US for Meeting with Kerry

Major General of the Palestinian Intelligence Service, Majed Faraj, along with the head of the Palestinian negotiation team, Saeb Erekat, traveled to the United States to meet Secretary of State John Kerry.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), security sources reported that they are going to ask Kerry to set […]

29 Jul

Kerry: Lasting Resolution Must Lead to Disarmament of Hamas

According to John Kerry, international efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza must lead to the disarmament of the democratically elected Hamas party.The US Secretary of State departed from the Middle East, Sunday, after week-long discussions held there over possible means to ending the Israeli military […]

28 Jul

Israeli officials Mock Kerry Ceasefire Proposal; Reject any Long-Term Truce

On Friday, a draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry‘s ceasefire proposal was shown to Israeli officials. The draft apparently called for the opening of border crossings between Gaza and Israel and included measure to ensure ‘the economic livelihood’ of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. According to Haaretz, the […]

26 Jul

Israel Rejects Kerry Ceasefire Proposal, Agrees to 12-hour ‘Humanitarian’ Pause

Israel has rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal recently outlined by US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Israeli public television. However, Haaretz now reports that a 12-hour ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire has been negotiated.’The security cabinet has unanimously rejected the ceasefire proposal of Kerry, as it stands,’ Channel 1 said, according […]

24 Jul

Kerry Arrives in Tel Aviv

Egyptian sources have reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv, Wednesday morning, to meet with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Palestinian resistance’s conditions to sign the elusive Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement.Sources added, according to the Palentinian News Network, that his schedule also included a […]

22 Jul

Kerry Slips at the Mic over Gaza Genocide

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel, Sunday, in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews, according to Ma’an News Agency.The US politician was apparently heard to mention Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza to State Department official Jonathan Finer, just before appearing on Australian-American […]

13 May

Kerry To Meet Abbas In London

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be holding a meeting, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in London, to discuss efforts meant to ensure the resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.This would be the first meeting between Abbas and Kerry since direct talks with Tel […]

03 May

Kerry: Peace a Benefit to Both Israel and Palestine

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced, yesterday, that he has decided to take a pause in order to re-evaluate possible steps in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, noting that he will make public the ‘progress’ made during the nine months of peace talks between the two nations. At a press […]

28 Apr

Kerry: Israel Risks Becoming Apartheid State

According to US media, US Secretary of State John Kerry said to a number of senior international officials that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if it does not make peace soon.The remark was made at a closed-door meeting of the Trilateral Commission on Friday, The Daily Beast news website […]

09 Apr

Israeli Minister Slams Kerry’s Statements

April 9, 2014 1:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, denounced statements by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which criticized Israel’s settlement construction and expansion activities.On his Facebook page, Bennett said that Israel’s construction and expansion of Jewish settlements “is not a boom in construction, it’s […]

03 Apr

US Secretary of State Kerry Rebukes Palestinian Leader for Seeking Statehood

After the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused to attend a meeting, Wednesday, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, thus stalling the so-called ‘peace negotiations’ that began last year, Kerry called the Palestinian President in an attempt to continue the talks by phone. Kerry’s decision to cancel his meeting with […]

02 Apr

Kerry Leaves Middle East Without Meeting Abbas

[Tuesday, April 1, 2014] Unites States Secretary of State, John Kerry, left the Middle East following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, but did not meet President Mahmoud Abbas.Kerry spent 61 hours in Tel Aviv, held meetings with Netanyahu and Israel officials, but could not meet Abbas due […]

11 Feb

Kerry Plan Includes Palestinian Recognition of Israel as Jewish State

US Secretary of State John Kerry has approved that the drafted framework peace agreement, to be signed between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel, will include Palestinian recognition of the Jewish state, Maariv reported on Tuesday.(PNN) According to Maariv, Kerry’s plan is based on reciprocity between a state for the […]

26 Jan

Peace Talks Reach Stalemate As Kerry Frames Outline For Final Agreement

In the framework of the Palestinian reconciliation talks, and just days after a Fatah delegation arrived to the Gaza Strip to meet Hamas leaders, Hamas issued a statement, on Saturday, calling upon Fatah to withdraw from negotiations with the Israeli occupation without further delay, in light of information leaked about […]

20 Jan

Kerry To Start New Tour

January 20, 2014 8:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister, Danni Dannon, stated Sunday that American Secretary of State John Kerry intends to travel to the region Monday for new rounds of talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials.Dannon said that Kerry intends to present a draft document to Israeli and Palestinian officials as part of “his […]

16 Jan

Abed Rabbo: “Palestinian Leadership Rejects Kerry’s Plan”

January 16, 2014 4:24 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Yasser Abed Rabbo, stated that the Palestinian leadership rejects the proposed agreement presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.Abed Rabbo said that what Kerry is proposing is a Palestinian state that has no capital, no borders, and that he is trying to […]

08 Jan

Kerry Asks Jordan, Saudi Arabia, To Support Palestinian Recognition Of “Jewish State”

January 8, 2014 3:42 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Peace process 0

An Israeli official said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged King Abdullah, of Jordan, and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, of Saudi Arabia, to talk the Palestinian leadership into recognizing Israel as a Jewish State.Kerry was relaying a message from Israel to the Arab leaders, as Tel Aviv insists […]

06 Jan

Kerry Leaves Middle East With No Framework Deal

[Monday January 6, 2014] US Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way home today, after four days of intense diplomacy, insisting that progress has been made and despite the failure of any framework peace agreement to be reached during Israeli-Palestinian talks. (Ma’an/AFP)Ma’an News Agency reports that, during his […]

05 Jan

Erekat: “Kerry Presented Ideas, The Path is Still Long And Tough”

January 5, 2014 7:54 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

[Saturday January 4, 2014] Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas, and presented certain ideas, not initiatives, to advance direct political talks.The Abbas-Kerry meeting, the twenty-first meeting since […]

02 Jan

Kerry Starts Tenth Middle East Tour

January 2, 2014 11:54 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

Amidst ongoing Israeli violations, invasions and assaults, as well as ongoing illegal settlement construction activities, U.S. Secretary of State John Jerry is to start his tenth tour in Tel Aviv and Ramallah, in an attempt to move direct peace talks forward.Kerry will be holding several meetings with Israeli Prime Minister, […]

23 Dec

Kerry To Present Peace Framework By Dec. 31

According to an Arab League official, US Secretary of State John Kerry will present Palestinian and Israeli leaders with a framework peace agreement by the end of the month, the Ma’an News Agency has reported [Sunday December 22, 2013].Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has informed the Arab League of the […]

18 Dec

Kerry No Longer Perceived To Be Neutral By Palestinians

December 18, 2013 8:21 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

[Wednesday, December 18, 2013] Senior Palestinian sources are accusing the Obama administration of taking up Israeli positions in the peace talks. During U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s last two visits to the region, and in his meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, there were great disagreements and a […]

16 Dec

Kerry Optimistic About Mideast Peace Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted, on Sunday, that concrete progress has been made in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, but that the details are to be kept under wraps, the Ma’an News Agency has reported.Kerry has made nine trips to the Middle East, since March, helping launch […]

14 Dec

Kerry And April Fools Day

December 14, 2013 3:38 PM Saed Bannoura Opinion/Analysis, Palestine, Peace process 0

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated that he strongly believes peace is possible between Israel and the Palestinians in April this coming year, about four more months from now. He sure sounds optimistic, but are we sure he is not making an early April Fools Day joke?On Friday, […]

11 Dec

Kerry Negotiations Lack Hope For Palestinians

[December 11, 2013] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive to the region, today, in order to push the last of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the Palestinian News Network (PNN) has reported.Palestinian sources expect a round of talks to be conducted by Kerry, with Palestinian and Israeli officials Thursday […]

10 Dec

Kerry To Visit Tel Aviv, Ramallah

December 10, 2013 1:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

The White House announced that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would be visiting Tel Aviv and Ramallah on Wednesday, November 11, to hold separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.Kerry would be talking about the “progress” of direct talks between Tel Aviv and […]

06 Dec

Arab MKs Demand Kerry To Stop Israel’s Prawer Plan

Israeli TV Channel 10 has reported that Arab Members of Israeli Knesset are demanded the visiting US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to intervene and stop Israel’s Prawer Negev displacement plan.Channel 10 said that the Arab MKs sent a letter to Kerry, informing him that Israel is practicing ethnic cleansing […]

05 Dec

Kerry Meets Netanyahu

December 5, 2013 6:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

[Thursday, December 5, 2013] After landing in Tel Aviv, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their meeting mainly focused on security arrangements and the “Iranian file”.During a news conference following his meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Kerry said that a special […]

05 Dec

Kerry To Meet Netanyahu And Abbas

December 5, 2013 4:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

[Thursday, December 5, 2013] Israeli media sources have reported that United States Secretary General, John Kerry, will be separately meeting, later on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.The sources state that Kerry intends to ask Netanyahu to refrain from issuing new bids for constructions in […]

08 Nov

Kerry Warns Israel Of Further isolation, Third Intifada

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated that Israel needs to withdraw from the Jordan valley and from Jordanian-Palestinian borders, adding that should the situation remain as it is, a third Palestinian Intifada will take place.“The alternative to peace talks is chaos”, he said, “Does Israel wish for a third […]

03 Nov

Kerry Starts Middle East Tour

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, started a Middle East Tour in which he plans to visit a number of countries, including Tel Aviv, the Palestinian territories.Kerry will be holding an official visit to Egypt, for the first time since the Egyptian military ousted the elected President, Mohammad Morsi, who […]

24 Oct

Kerry Asks Netanyahu To “Advance Talks”

U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, held on Wednesday [October 23, 2013] a seven-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, and urged him to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, especially on core issues. The two also discussed the “Iranian file”. Kerry asked Netanyahu to demonstrate he […]

14 Sep

Kerry To Visit Region Sunday

September 14, 2013 9:21 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli sources have reported that United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be arriving in the region this coming Sunday to hold talks with Palestinian and Israeli officials to discuss the ‘progress of political talks’, and the situation in Syria.Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that Kerry will be holding […]

09 Sep

Abbas Meets Kerry In London

September 9, 2013 5:26 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that on Sunday evening [September 9 2013] Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met U.S Secretary of State John Kerry in London, and they discussed the political process and the situation in the region.The meeting was also attended by Chief Palestinian Negotiator Dr. […]

13 Aug

Kerry: “New Settlement Plan Will Not Harm Peace”

Commenting to the Israeli decision to build hundreds of units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, said Israel “only announced bids”, and that he does not believe this announcement would harm political talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Israeli decision […]

30 Jul

Kerry appoints former pro-Israel lobbyist to oversee peace talks

On Monday [July 29], US Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk as the administration’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Indyk, 62, who is Jewish, has worked for AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby group, and he helped found the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank that […]

19 Jul

Kerry To Leave Region Friday With No Official Initiative

[Thursday July 18 2013] Reuters has reported that U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be flying back to the United States on Friday without a positive breakthrough in the stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and without any plans that would revive these talks.Before his departure, Kerry […]

19 Jul

Kerry Claims Gap Between Israeli And Palestinian Stances Is Narrowing

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated that the gap between the Israeli and Palestinian stances regarding the resumption of direct peace talks is narrowing, and added that he hopes direct peace talks can resume soon.Yet, the White House said that the situation remains unclear, and that President Mahmoud Abbas […]

17 Jul

Abbas Meets Kerry In Amman

[Tuesday at night July 16 2013] Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, held a meeting with U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Amman – Jordan.Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that the two leaders held an extended meeting, and discussed different issues that could help create a positive atmosphere for […]

16 Jul

Kerry Threatens Cutting US Aid To P.A.

An Israeli political source stated that, during his latest visit to the region, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, told Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, that the United States would cut all economic aid to the P.A. should the Palestinians insist on what he called “preconditions” for the resumption of direct […]

16 Jul

Abbas To Meet Kerry In Jordan

[Monday July 15 2013] A Palestinian official told the France Press News Agency that President Mahmoud Abbas plans to meet U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, this coming Wednesday in Amman – Jordan.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said that Kerry would be touring in the Middle East to […]

29 Jun

Kerry Holds Second Meeting With Netanyahu

[Friday June 28 2013] Reuters has reported that U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem for the second time in 24 hours. The second meeting was supposed to be held Sunday.Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu came after he met Palestinian President, […]

28 Jun

Kerry Holds A Meeting With Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held a meeting on Thursday [June 24 2013] with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, and held talks on various issues, topped by the efforts to resume the stalled political talks between Israel and the Palestinians.The U.S. Secretary of State also intends to […]

28 Jun

Kerry Meets King Abdullah of Jordan

Thursday [June 27] as part of his Middle East trip, U.S. Secretary General John Kerry held a meeting with king Abdullah of Jordan, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and the efforts to resume the political process between Israel and the Palestinians.The two leaders also held talks on […]

25 Jun

Kerry To Visit Region Thursday

Amidst speculations that U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, would organize a direct meeting with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli sources have reported that Kerry will be back in the region for a new round of talks this coming Thursday.Israeli Ynet News stated that […]

11 Jan

Abbas Meets Kerry In Amman

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met in Amman on Tuesday head of the U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, and discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, the official Palestinian & Info Agency, WAFA, reported.Abbas informed Kerry on the latest developments of the Jordanian initiative to host Palestinian-Israeli meetings […]

31 Jul

Kerry Reiterates Commitment to Israel’s Security, Rejection of Refugees’ Rights

U.S Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry on Friday assured Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of his commitment to Israel’s security. Kerry made the comments as Sharon phoned to congratulate him on his official nomination as the Democratic candidate in November’s presidential elections. During their conversation, Kerry assured Sharon that […]

21 Jul

DCIP and AFSC Host Capitol Hill Briefing on H.R. 4391

Jehad Abusalim, policy consultant at American Friends Service Committee, discusses the situation of children in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2018. (Photo: Leah Muskin-Pierret) Staff from at least 58 congressional offices joined Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on June 25 in Washington for a congressional briefing on […]

08 Mar

OCHA Report Documents Impact of Settlements in Hebron

The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron on Palestinian residents is the focus of a new United Nations report, according Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   The document, published this week by UN OCHA, provides a detailed map and key statistics with respect to the impact of the illegal […]

22 Feb

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

20 Feb

Abbas Proposes Peace Plan to UN Security Council

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, proposed a peace plan at the United Nations Security Council that tackles core issues, which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades. Abbas said, in his highly anticipated speech in front of the UN Security Council, that the plan calls for holding […]

15 Feb

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

25 Nov

Apartheid from Within? The Palestinian Citizens of Israel

by Yara Hawari Overview Key figures in the international arena have described the situation in the West Bank as apartheid, citing such characteristics of segregation as settler-only roads, fortified settlements, and the separation wall. In his 2006 book Peace Not Apartheid, former US President Jimmy Carter applied the term specifically to the Occupied […]

21 Jun

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

17 Jun

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

16 Jun

Canada’s Complicity in Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, discusses the Trudeau Government’s continuation of Stephen Harper’s extreme pro-Israel policies. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting from Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. 50 years ago this month, Israel waged the Six-Day War against three of its neighboring Arab […]

08 Jun

Report: Israeli Planning 67,000 New West Bank Housing Units, Knesset Calls for Total Annexation

Israeli news site Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet) has published a report on housing unit construction plans made by the West Bank Israeli Settlement Council in order to solve the housing crisis in the Gush Dan settlement bloc. The plans, which were made in agreement with Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant, were presented […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

23 Mar

Trump Envoy Asks Israel to Halt Construction Outside Settlement Blocs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East reportedly asked, during last week’s meeting, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction in Jerusalem and outside the large settlement blocs. According to Al Ray, Netanyahu expressed reservations at an official freeze. Channel 2 News reported, on Wednesday, that […]

13 Mar

How Israel Uses Gas to Enforce Palestinian Dependency and Promote Normalization

Overview Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory does not only exist above ground. Since 1967, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian natural resources and, in the field of hydrocarbons, has prevented Palestinians from accessing their own oil and gas reserves. Such restrictions have ensured the continued dependence of Palestinians on Israel for […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

25 Jan

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

24 Jan

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

24 Jan

Ashrawi Calls on Norway to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Tuesday, has called on Norway to recognize Palestine in the immediate future. Ashrawi, in a meeting at her office with Norwegian Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Hilde Haraldstad, expressed her appreciation to the Norwegian government for its continued economic […]

02 Jan

Settlements, Demolitions Continue Unabated, Following US Abstention at UN

Palestinian sources warned, Monday, of Israeli intents to establish an illegal settlement outpost on Palestinian land located in eastern Nablus. Head of Deir al-Hatab village council, Abdul Kareem Hussein, said Israeli settlers, on Sunday, started the construction of abodes, water reserves and mobile home lots in Ras al-Ein area, to […]

28 Dec

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

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24 Dec

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements

In the first Security Council Resolution involving Israel and Palestine in six years, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a consensus resolution that Israel must stop all settlement construction in the West Bank and dismantle every settlement built since 2001. The resolution further states that all Israeli settlements are […]

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09 Dec

This Week in Palestine Week 49 2016

December 9, 2016 11:48 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for December 4, to the 9, 2016. This week four Palestinian tunnel workers killed in Gaza and one youth killed by Israeli troops in the west Bank meanwhile Israel’s government […]

07 Dec

Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator

UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the occupied West Bank. Some have pronounced it to be a step towards the total […]

27 Nov

Israeli Settlements: More than just ‘Obstacles to Peace’

(Photo: A Palestinian stands on his property overlooking the Israeli settlement Har Homa, West Bank, February 18, 2011. UPI/Debbie Hill) With the election of businessman and erstwhile reality TV star Donald Trump to the presidency, all conventional political ‘wisdom’ was upended. This, in and of itself, may not be a […]

12 Nov

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]

25 Jul

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

12 Jul

Hamdallah: Settlement Expansion Underscores Israel’s True Intentions

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Tuesday, issued a statement condemning Israel’s plan to support the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, and Jewish settlers in Hebron, with an additional 50 million News Israeli Shekels (approximately 12,922,569 USD.) “The continued expansion of illegal settlements and the substantial sums poured into their development shows that […]

01 Jul

Two-state Solution in Danger, says Quartet (Full Report)

The Middle East Quartet has released a report on impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations entitled, ‘Two-state Solution in Danger.’ The report, published in full by the PNN, below, calls Palestinians to act against terrorism, while Israel is urged to stop settlement construction. Foreign Ministers of the Quartet – representing the […]

US Secretary of State John Kerry (image from wikimedia)
02 Jun

Israeli authorities hold secret meetings with US in advance of Friday’s peace talks

As thirty nations prepare representatives to meet in Paris Friday for talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday that high-lecel Israeli officials have been meeting secretly with US agents in advance of the talks. Publicly, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has condemned the talks, saying “If the […]

30 May

PFLP Calls for International Action against Paris Conference on Israel – Palestine

NSNBC – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) called for international mobilization against the planned Paris Conference scheduled for June 3 – 4 aimed at resuming internationally mediated talks about Israel and Palestine. The PFLP, the second-largest member faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) called on […]

19 Apr

Jordan Halts Al Aqsa Surveillance Camera Project

Jordan has decided not to install security cameras at Islam’s third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in annexed East Jerusalem, because of some Palestinian doubts, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said Monday. “We have been surprised by the reactions of some who have made comments expressing their doubts about the […]

US Senator Patrick Leahy together with US Secretary of State John Kerry in March, 2014. (Photo credit:
31 Mar

US Congressmen Call for Investigation into Israeli Crimes

March 31, 2016 5:08 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, Regions, Topics 0

US Senator Patrick Leahy, along with 10 other Democratic congressmen, have called on the US to investigate the possibility of “gross violations of human rights” by Israel’s and Egypt’s security forces, including “extrajudicial killings.”

17 Feb

US Reportedly Reissues Labeling Orders from Settlements

US Customs has reportedly reissued orders to importers to label all products from West Bank settlements as not being from Israel, Israeli channel 2 said Tuesday, slamming the move as deceiving Congress.US authorities explained that they are just reissuing policies from 1995, while Israeli group International Law Forum said these […]

31 Jan

France to Recognize Palestine If Two-State Solution Fails

A Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official, Saturday, welcomed a recent French bid to revive the deadlocked Middle East peace process and bring about the two-state solution.PLO Secretary-General Sa’eb Erekat stated in a press release that he welcomed “the call made by France for an inclusive and serious international involvement towards […]

11 Jan

Two-state Solution Failed, Now What?

Palestinians and Israelis alike have become increasingly convinced that the two-state solution is no longer an option due to Israel’s policies which continue to see settlements built across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The latter is supposed to be the capital of the Palestinian state to be established […]